Eatery may stake claim downtown
Will the smells and sounds of sizzling steaks soon fill the vacated Elephant & Castle premises?
The Halifax pub on George Street shut its doors in September. Its lease was terminated because Mast at Dawn Restaurants Ltd., the insolvent company that ran it, owed the building’s landlord thousands of dollars in back rent.
But now, word on the street is a new tenant has been found. An industry source, who asked not to be identified, told The Chronicle Herald that Vintage Chop-house and Tavern of Calgary would be setting up at that location, in what’s known as the Merrill Lynch building.
"A major makeover of the premises will begin shortly," the source said.
The leasing agent at Compass Commercial Realty, which is representing Robin Halifax Holdings Ltd., owners of the 3½-storey structure, would not confirm if Vintage Chophouse would be moving in.
"I’m afraid I can’t discuss any potential deal for a restaurant for this location at his time," Kevin Nettle, leasing and brokerage manager at Compass Commercial, said in an email Friday.
A Vintage spokesman could not be reached for comment.
Looks great! http://vintagechophouse.com/